Category Archives: Traveling

Ancients & Respect

I have made a trip over the hill to assist my sister in making some of those difficult end-of-life decisions for my mother. The weather and traffic were good, so I can’t complain about the driving. Our decision is not … Continue reading

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PCT

PCT hikers spend months on the trail. Unless they’ve been given a sabbatical, that means they have given up a job, postponed getting a job, or have followers and family who support their hike. Those multiple pairs of good shoes … Continue reading

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Cheeky

I heard many interesting stories while in North Cascades National Park, talking to hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Their reasons for doing this long trek from Mexico to Canada were as numerous as the trees along their route, … Continue reading

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The Picture

It is hard to describe the value of a restorative vacation, time away from work and home. I am sitting on a small land point, with a bay on either side of me. Water is smacking the rock wall in … Continue reading

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Smoke

The first half of my trip across Wyoming was shrouded in fog. The second half was all smoke haze from fires in Utah. The smoke is in Utah, Idaho and Montana too. If you don’t think our planet could face … Continue reading

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Get-Away

More glorious rain. It came for a couple of hours, gently and straight down, soaking the parched grass spots that were struggling to keep green in this terrible heat. The smell of rain is so soothing. My spirits are lifted. … Continue reading

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Kayaking

I put my new kayak in the water for the first time. I learned a lot of tricks/methods to make the whole process of loading and unloading faster next time, the kind you learn by experience. They sure weren’t in … Continue reading

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